The Guide To Career Change
Guest Post by Lucia Labouchere.
I spend most of my lunch breaks with giraffes and zebras surrounded by the natural beauty that is Malawi.
What a change from corporate London where I was a headhunter in the City feeling very tired, like most of the candidates I was interviewing.
My clients were all investment managers making huge amount of money but without real purpose.
For all of us, it was a vicious cycle of higher targets, bigger bonuses; more disposable income and it just kept going. Until one day I left.
I decided to get out gently, by first going part time and despite feeling blocked on what to do next I knew that taking the leap was the first step to any change.
When I was asked by my coach what I really loved doing I made a list and she said I could earn a living doing this day in and day out and now I finally have.
All in all my exit and consequent business building has taken time 4 years but now I’m running a career design business and living abroad with my agronomist partner, I simply love coaching people stuck in linear career paths, like I was, wanting to either find a more exciting job or to set up their own business.
It has been an extraordinary journey for me from city corporate to nature inspired entrepreneur and so here I share my tips to help you make the changes you really desire.
The Guide To Career Change
1) Just do it.
Plan it, commit to it and do it. You can have it all and if you even have an inkling about doing something else you’re half way there.
2) Travel more.
It’s a great way to open the mind and to get to the bottom of longer-term options. There is a place that you have always wanted to go, go there (clichéd as it is I decided to go to Africa having watched Out of Africa for the millionth time on holiday in Italy – I now live on a farm in Africa!)
Take control and decide where you want to be next. Surrounded by others in the Rat Race, it is not easy to get perspective. There are now plenty of networks available where people are looking to do something with more purpose – join one today and get inspired, even better hire a mentor.
4) Take a day off.
Spend more time doing things that inspire you, it’ll awaken your vision and you’ll start to dream bigger. Surround yourself with people already doing it , go to seminars meet new people, learn from the best.
5) Pay attention to the what and the who.
Note what you love doing and who you genuinely like to spend time with. Be honest about it. Start doing more of what you love with whom you love to spend time with. Write a list and commit to doing at least 2 each day of the next week.
Connect with Lucia at : www.lucialabouchere.com
Lucia is currently offering 30 mins complimentary consults for those wishing to make a career and/or lifestyle change.